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4 Accredited Coaching Programmes

These qualifications are ideal for anyone looking to incorporate coaching into their existing role, or work independently as a Coach.

Award in Coaching (NFQ Level 5)

Certificate in Coaching (NFQ Level 5)

Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring (NFQ Level 6)

Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring (NFQ Level 6)


NFQ Level 5 Award and Certificate in Coaching

The level 5 Award and Certificate in Coaching from the Institute of Leadership & Management are both ideal for individuals seeking to develop the tools, knowledge and confidence to coach people as part of their normal working role, people in their first management roles, including team leaders and first-line managers.


They will help the learner gain a detailed understanding of good practice in workplace coaching, the knowledge and skills required to plan and organise a programme of coaching and the opportunity to put this into practice whilst receiving coaching and supervision.

Benefits for Individuals:

  • Understand how coaching works – learn a coaching model, and the tools and techniques to support it
  • Put your new skills into practice in your job, with confidence
  • Analyse, assess and plan to improve your own coaching ability.

Benefits for Employers:

  • Implement coaching to improve performance in your organisation
  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Develop a coaching culture in your organisation by developing your managers as truly effective coaches

NFQ Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching

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NFQ Level 6 Qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring

Who are these Qualifications suitable for?

The Certificate & Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring are ideal qualifications for anyone looking to incorporate coaching into their existing role or work independently as a Coach They are designed to provide the learner with the tools to influence, guide & develop those around them.

This qualification provides the necessary skills required for managers to be highly effective and knowledgeable when dealing with employees, clients and management.

The qualification will help those who:

  • Manage large teams
  • Manage virtual teams of employees
  • Deal with change in the organisation
  • Moving into a personnel development role.
  • Individuals with a background in Business, Management, Leadership, Human Resources, Training and Development, and Service or Helping Professions.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Get a critical understanding of the role and responsibilities of the workplace coach and mentor
  • Deepen your understanding of how coaching and mentoring can impact on an organisation
  • Be able to assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach and mentor
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Plan, deliver & review coaching in your own organisation.

Benefits for Employers

  • Ensure the managers you develop as coaches or mentors are properly equipped with the skills, knowledge and ethical understanding they need
  • Develop a coaching and mentoring culture in your organisation, so that managers are able to provide effective support for the development of others and improve their performance.

Aims of the Level 6 qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring Programme:

  • Understand the role & contribution of coaching & mentoring individuals & organisations & make a case for using management coaching & mentoring in their organisations
  • Review their ability to perform effectively as management coaches and mentors
  • Demonstrate their ability to undertake a workplace management coaching & mentoring programme
  • Develop & improve their performance, under supervision as management coaches or mentors & as reflective practitioners.

The Diploma / Certificate are run together and you can choose which award you wish to take.

NFQ Level 6 Qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring

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